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Hello there, i need some help - duh - that's why i'm here. I have an Athlon 2600 with 512 ram, Dvd burner and Dvd drive. i also have a Canon ZR50MC. I've been trying to hook up the Canon to the Windows Movie Maker. I am connecting the DV to the Computer by Firewire. In movie maker, i get as far as choosing "Capture entire tape automatically" and manual setting. If i choose the auto setting, the camera rewinds, but then there's no video. it reads "an unknown error has occurred". If i choose manual, i get the same error message. Any ideas? i'm going crazy - i'm trying to archive all my files to DVD. thanks
 
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the error has to do with the record mode probably, you need to have recorded in sp and not esp to be able to import video using the canon zr50 mc. those jerks at canon didn't put that anywhere in the manual and i think the default mode is esp!!
 
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Try it with win-dv http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=WinDV

Directions for using it in the link below. If that doesn't work and you recored in a mode other than SP try googling it.


shootsy said:
those jerks at canon didn't put that anywhere in the manual and i think the default mode is esp!!
I'd imagine the default would be SP, if it isn't that's a major screw up. LP ESP or whatever else they have should never be used. As you can guess this slows the tape down, technically this differs from slowing down analog tape. The quality will be exactly the same since it's a digital stream. The issue is that this also lowers the error correction tolerances. Tapes like that many times won't even play in camcorders that are identical and over time if played a lot won't even play in the camcorder they were recorded on. On the very long mode it might not even be playable right after it was recorded.
 
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